Tag Archives: Paper making

The whitest of white

A day of paper-making this week produced some pristine white A4 sheets ready for printing on in a couple of weeks. Using scraps of recycled cotton rag paper from off-cuts of old prints the result was 20 sheets, smooth on … Continue reading

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Mixing more pulp

After my paper-making last week I had a little pulp remaining and decided to de-freeze some banana fibre pulp I made last year and see how it would mix with the rest.  I also had a bit of recycled pale … Continue reading

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Off the grid

Yesterday.  At home.  Computer off.  Mobile phone out of sight.  Just my husband, my dog Jack and myself.  A rare day, determined to keep the world out. The sun was bright, a little windy but warm and I was in … Continue reading

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Paper-making with size

Size noun 1. any of various gelatinous or glutinous preparations made from glue, starch, etc., used for filling the pores of cloth, paper, etc., or as an adhesive ground for gold leaf on books. verb (used with object), sized, sizing. … Continue reading

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Oops, not paying attention!

Do you know how far the contents of a blender splatter when you’re not paying attention and don’t ensure the lid is on before flicking the switch? 3/4 of a blender of water mixed with 1/2 a cup of paper … Continue reading

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Paper pulp dipping

My friend Judy & I decided to have a go at this.  I’ve never done it before, never seen it done and haven’t watched any on-line tutorials, but I have seen some superb results.  The piece below, made by Jill … Continue reading

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Continuing recycling prints ……

Following on from my last post, this week I pulped some more of my old print proofs (yes, you’ve guessed it, I have quite a pile of paper to recycle!) and also prepared some of the white offcuts for new … Continue reading

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Recycling prints into paper

About 18 months ago I shredded some of my print proofs and recycled them into new paper, ready to be printed on again.  At that time, a lot of what I pulped had been printed in black or dark inks … Continue reading

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Paper making & staining: Recycling teabags

Yes, I know, teabags are old-hat.  Everyone works with them.  However, in my view, they are cheap, readily available, durable but lightweight, stain well, and are an all-round good medium to use for both collaging and new paper production. So … Continue reading

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New papermaking experimentation

Following on from my papermaking lesson recently I had my second go on Monday with my own shredded paper.  As could be seen from my previous post here I had shredded some of the paper I used to print on … Continue reading

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Recycling paper

Recently I had a paper-making lesson.  I’ve made paper once before but it was in a large class situation and most of the preparation was done by the organisers in advance.  This time there were only two of us – … Continue reading

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